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Yield

Current return from an investment or expenditure as a percentage of the price of investment or expenditure.

The term yield is the proportionate rate that income from an investment bears to the total cost of the investment. For example, a ten dollar profit on a one hundred dollar investment represents a 10 percent yield. Thus, a yield for stock dividends or bond interest paid will be expressed as a percentage of the current price. A yield can also refer to the bond coupon or stock dividend rate divided by the purchase price.

There are several specific types of yields. On bonds, a current yield is the annual interest paid divided by the current market price of the bond. As interest rates fall, the market price of the bond rises; as they rise, bond prices fall. The current yield reflects the actual rate of return on a bond. For example, a 9.5 percent bond with a face value of $1,000 yields $95 per year. If this bond is purchased in the secondary bond market for $1,100, the interest will still be $95 a year, but the current yield will be reduced to 8.6 percent because the new owner paid more for the bond.

A nominal yield is the annual income received from a fixed-income security divided by the face value of the security. It is stated as a percentage figure. For example, if a security with a face value of $5,000 generated $500 in income, the nominal yield would be 10 percent.

On bonds, a yield to maturity is a complex calculation that reflects the overall rate of return an investor would receive from a bond if the bond is held to maturity and the interest payments are reinvested at the same rate. It takes into account the purchase price, the coupon yield, the time to maturity, and the time between interest payments.

A net yield is the rate of return on an investment after deducting all costs, losses, and charges for investment. A dividend yield is the current annual dividend divided by the market price per share of stock. A yield spread refers to differences in yields between various issues of Securities.

yield

(Produce a return), verb accord, accrue, afford, bear, bestow, bring, bring about, bring forth, bring in, fetch, furnish, generate, give, provide, render, return, supply

yield

(Submit), verb abandon, abdicate, accede, accept, acquiesce, admit, agree to, allow, assent, back down, be submissive, bend, bow, capitulate, cede, comply, concede, concedere, consent, dedere, forgo, give in, give up, grant, leave, let go, make way, obey, pay homage to, permit, quit, relent, relinquish, renounce, resign, sacrifice, succumb, suffer defeat, surrender, waive
See also: abandon, abide, accede, accommodate, accrue, acknowledge, agree, allow, arise, bestow, cede, concede, concur, condescend, condone, confer, confess, conform, consent, defer, deign, discontinue, endure, engender, forfeit, forgo, forswear, fund, furnish, germinate, give, grant, hear, let, lose, manufacture, obey, outcome, outgrowth, output, permit, proceeds, produce, product, profit, quit, redound, relax, release, relent, relinquish, resign, result, revenue, succumb, supply, verify, vouchsafe, waive
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I had no idea that you, of all men in the world, could have been so weak, Robert, as to yield to such a temptation as Baron Arnheim held out to you.
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And then they all three cried, Sir Knight, we yield us unto you as man of might matchless.
Marry, my heart has been touched by your words ere now," said Little John; "and I yield me.
To yield readily-- easily-- to the PERSUASION of a friend is no merit with you.
Charles Stuart," said the colonel of the English regiment, approaching the king, who had just put on the insignia of royalty, "do you yield yourself a prisoner?
Accustomed to ease, and unequal to the struggles incident to an infant society, the affluent emigrant was barely enabled to maintain his own rank by the weight of his personal superiority and acquirements; but, the moment that his head was laid in the grave, his indolent and comparatively uneducated offspring were compelled to yield precedency to the more active energies of a class whose exertions had been stimulated by necessity.
Having lived for a number of years in the midst of comfortable surroundings, they were not as much inclined as the Hampton students to go into the country districts of the South, where there was little of comfort, to take up work for our people, and they were more inclined to yield to the temptation to become hotel waiters and Pullman-car porters as their life-work.